We have truly seen the God's hand at work, and have come to understand at a deeper level what it means for Him to be our provider. In the big things, as well as the small, we have seen Him at work. There are many unknowns and uncertainties that come with the major life shift that we began several months ago, yet we find ourselves not wanting. Let me just give you a few examples:
1. A then stranger, within minutes of talking, offered to rent her home to us here in Abbotsford. It's a tough market up here, and this place is perfect for us. It came with all the furnishings, and our landlord even did some grocery shopping for us so we would have food for the kids. She also offered free babysitting services.
2. The school program that we have been doing with our kids this past year also exists up here. While there is a fairly significant cost, we were told that there would be no bill for us this year.
3. We couldn't take everything we wanted. We ended up leaving behind our kid's outdoor table set, as well as their bikes. When we got here, a kids table was set up on the balcony. Yesterday, we went and picked up three bikes that needed a new home.
What is even greater than all of that is the simple fact that we are here. We are humbled to be chosen as servants, and know that it is by the grace of God and the generosity of His church that we have come this far. Our hearts were created for this work, and I can see now how each struggle and experience of the past has happened to make us effective for what we are now doing.
And that is not just that case for our family, but for all of us. God is constantly working in our lives, through both the good and the bad, preparing us for something beyond that which we can imagine. For things that are much greater than the worldly happenings that we face each day. I pray that we can all keep this at the forefront of our minds as we go about each day, that we might not get lost in the daily struggles and routines, but instead remain focused on the greater purpose that He has for us; that is to reach out and save the lost.
With each sunrise, and each breath that comes from our lungs, God is telling us that He isn't finished yet. He has a mission, and wants you to be a part of it.
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